Chapter 3Radiation and Vertical Structure

The average vertical temperature profile of the atmosphere in steady state depends upon a balance of the divergence of the energy flux densities at each level of the atmosphere. In this chapter,1 we deal with global averages, but we retain the vertical dimension, c03-math-001. In vector notation, the divergence of a vector flux density in one (vertical) dimension is simply

3.1 equation

Flux density c03-math-003 is a vector indicating the ...

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